Ask a Vail sports medicine doc: Tibial plateau fractures a common skiing injury

Ask a Vail sports medicine doc: Tibial plateau fractures a common skiing injury
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By caramie schnell

Question: My wife recently sustained a tibial plateau fracture while skiing. Can you tell us more about these injuries?Answer: Tibial plateau fractures are common ski injuries. On a given winter weekend of taking orthopedic emergency room call, I will see several of these on average. Patients usually describe a sudden twisting type force to the knee while skiing and may also report hearing or feeling a pop and having swelling and pain. Tibial plateau fractures are fractures of the top part of the tibia or lower leg bone. The knee joint is made up of the bottom end of the …

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